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more than a year since president obama ended war in iraq bringing the u.s. troops home. with little influence left in that war-torn country trying to rebuild the secretary is having trouble urging iraq's leaders to stop aiding iran and allowing the overflights of iran, what we believe to be weapons, ammunitions over to syria. the iranians are using iraqi airspace to make that happen. john kerry wants it to stop. how did he do? joining me now a man who fought in that war, c.e.o. of concerned veterans for america, pete hegseth. how much leverage does the skraeufrt have? >> not very much. you might say that this is our chickens coming home to roost. when you don't follow through and don't have influence and don't have a relationship then the prime minister of iraq is more likely to hedge towards iran and his neighbors to the east than he is to help us because we don't have that influence. the folks we have left in baghdad don't have a mandate to operate. john kerry shows up asking for a favor and he can't get one. >>brian: he can't get one because they don't need us right now. but they
precludes the statute you refer to? >> look. says therhetoric position that president obama is akin to year ago racial bigotry. look. we know how to deal with racial bigot in this country. deprive them and of all sorts of opportunities. that is the path of which things will be headed quite quickly. we welcome that. and not be good for the country. of aere is a declaration fundamental constitutional right to marry a person of the same- sex. --20 talk about the analogy, can you talk about the analogy? >> the change a popular opinion will have on the justices. you have one hypothesis is that the election returns. that is a cliche. they will be comforted by the fact that they're not getting too far ahead the american people. then you have the alternative which is being strongly argued by the other side. this is just a moment not to get involved. way you can tell what will affect which the justice which way. in terms of the roe v wade specter out there and the thision of continued war, is backed up empirically. these issues are fundamentally different in that because unlike abortion, and there i
of the country is the first act of the opposition government announced in instant both. the ammunition was fired from aleppo. the day before president obama leaves for the middle east he will mark his 5th street patrick's day in the white house with a schedule of irish-themed events including meeting with the irish prime minister and then an annual luncheon. aner on they will have evening reception where the president will receive a bowl of shamrocks in a tradition started under harry truman. ago today we begin providing televised access to the everyday workings of congress and the federal government. , created byetworks america's cable companies in 1979 and brought to you as a service by your television provider. >> the winners have been selected in the student can documentary competition on the theme "your message to the president." the winner was josh stokes on unemployment. won first prize. and a group one for a documentary on public transportation. watch the winning videos each day next month on c-span and see all the documentaries at studentcam.org. "washington journal" continues. host: we
announcements are planned during this visit. mideast leaders obama will immediate with include netanyahu, mahmoud abbas and king abdullah of jordan. >>> so you thought the election season was over. huh-uh. it is primary day in south carolina, folks. i'm talking low country. you see it right there. this state's first congressional district anchored by charleston and what a cast of characters this little race for congress. you have a man known as the former governor of the appalachiap ppa lash shap trail. the son of a certain media mogul, and you've also got the sister of a very famous funny man. and don't to get this, we're talking about south carolina. home of kamikaze style politics. this is an old fashioned street fight why a state where they all intersect. john avalon, piece choinice cho words. good to see you, sir. you had a trip to charleston. we of course begin with mark sanford, the guy who famously told reporters he was, you know, hiking on the aptrail but was actually having a bit of a tryst in arrest again see in a. is it true that he asked the woman who divorced him, jenny san
the world. president obama has made a unique and significant contribution to the security of the state of israel, both through further strengthening the strategic cooperation between the countries and the joint development of technology to defend civilian populations against missiles and terrorism. the iran drone system is a prominent example of his cooperation, saving lives of many and ensuring the safety of citizens all over israel. for these reasons, shimon peres, president of the state of israel, will confirm barack obama, president of the united states of america, the highest civilian award of the state of israel, the presidential medal of distinction. [ applause ] >> ladies and gentlemen, please, raise a glass with the presidents. >> to the united states of america and the president of the united states, a great friend of israel. >> thank you, president peveres you may now go back to your seat. just don't drink too much. now, ladies and gentlemen, i have the honor to invite our guest, the president of the united states of america, barack obama, to deliver his remarks. [ applause
, the radicalization and extremism gets worse. >> the ripple effect, the reason when president obama is in jordan, right, it's because jordan has how many hundreds of thousands of syrian refugees who fled. 500,000 come to a small country with few resource. the united states is trying to help. you're right. what's happening in syria is horrific. the ruple effect around the globe is horrific. i cannot listen to, again, talk about the arab awakening. we're settling in some of the worst settlements without expressing my own concern for what's happening for women in some of these countries. look at egypt, tunisia. women were on the front lines in many of these revolutions and now they are being shoved aside. there's a lot to be concerned. >> on the syrian issue, the foreign intervention on the syrian issue seems to me such a thorny thing. because at one time we're saying that foreign intervention is exacerbating the conflict because arms and money is flowing in. on the other side we're saying we need to bring it to close. those two things are at contention with each other. >> the foreign intervention
and viable palestine. neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer. >> president obama says as long as there is a united states, the jewish state will never stand alone. >> israel has the unshakable support of the most powerful country in the world. >> the president is focusing much of his message on the next generation. visiting both israeli and palestinian young people. he hopes the entrenched older generation can be influenced by the less rigid positions of the youth and by their aspirations. >> i'm going off script here for a second, but before i came here, i met with a group of young palestinians from the age of 15 to 22. and talking to them, they weren't that different from my daughters. they weren't that different from your daughters. or sons. i honestly believe that if any israeli parent sat down with those kids, they'd say, i want these kids to succeed. >> there was a brief interruption by a man heckling the president, apparently about imprisoned american jonathan pollard who pleaded guilty for spying for israel. the president shrugged it off. >> it made me feel at home. >>
-oriented things which barack obama so -- is opposing in washington, d.c., and the contrasts couldn't be more vivid. but i came this morning because i need your help, i think the country needs your help, the republican party and the conservative movement need your help. we're in a 50-year struggle for the conservative movement in the republican party. let me be clear, the republican establishment is just plain wrong about how to approach its politics. [applause] the republican consulting class is just plain wrong about how to approach the politics. people who have been here like dave bossy, craig shirley, the work that alex is doing on concept of the new republic, all of these are beginning to raise the right kind of questions. monday the republican national committee will produce a report on the initial changes, and i commend chairman reince priebus for starting that process. that report will be an important first step. but i want to emphasize it's a first step. the changes we need are vastly bigger and vastly deeper. now, the first republican president posed the challenge for all of us. in decemb
loopholes so we can create jobs, be competitive again and get the country moving on track again. another thing we do, we save medicare from bankruptcy. on the current path, according to president obama's own medicare actuaries, right now medicare is scheduled to go bankrupt in 11 years. we don't think it's responsible to let that happen, so we actually put a plan in place to save medicare from bankruptcy and ensure it for future generations. we actually repeal the job-killing obamacare. not just the policies behind it many of e taxes, which fall on middle-class families. let's contrast this vision, this document that's being criticized from my friends on the other side with the president's budget. what is the president's budget? it doesn't exist. today the president released his final four picks. he released his brackets. he's not a day late on that. yet under the law the president's now 45 days late on releasing his budget. and so what kind of set of priorities does that show the fact that the president doesn't think it's important enough to meet the legal deadline to file his own budg
equipment, during the human rights crisis. inlight of russia's policy syria, i believe the obama administration's string of concessions to moscow must stop. i wanted to hear your thoughts on the rebels, and what will we do with countries that are helping syria? >> with respect to the rebels and who they are, i divide them into two categories. oppositionlitical and military opposition. both are not entirely unified, although, on the political side, the coalition that shows the prime minister yesterday, they are more and more unified. they have representatives from inside and outside the country. on the armed opposition side, they have established a supreme military command headed by a man whom i have met several times. he has said to us and others that he will respect a political deal worked out by the political opposition. he does not perceive that the threat -- the free syrian army should have a political role in the future of syria. to be very frank, that is one of the reasons we decided to provide direct food and medical assistance to his command to help him within the context
the same thing as the earliest american families. they came to this country for religious freedom and ability to protect their children and i'm glad that in 1600's the obama administration wasn't standing there to turn people back and say, no, we don't want your find here. >> mr. ferris, it doesn't make a lot of send. you can come here and do a lot of things, but do it the right way, and we'll follow the family and keep an eye on what's going on. >> thank you. >> who wants to be a millionaire and win tonight's 320 million dollars powerball drawing, a rhetorical question. a man who won the later 23 times, he's got a system he's going to share with us when we come back. ♪ ♪ >> with hotwire's low prices, i can afford to visit chicago for my first big race and l.a. for my best friend's wedding. because when hotels have unsold rooms, they use hotwire so i got my hotels for half-price! >> men: ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪ hotwire.com been waiting for the price of mattresses to fall? then hurry, sleep train's beautyrest and posturepedic closeout sale ends sunday. save up to 40% on closeout
in this country to become legal. the week before he defied the hawks in his party to lead a 13-hour filibuster in protest of the obama admission's secretory over its drone war fare program. >> dan senor, you've been involved in republican presidential primaries lately. sorry about that. how would those issues stack up in new hampshire and iowa and south carolina and florida? >> i think the politics, his politics on pure fiscal issues will have tremendous resonance as his father experienced in some primary states and caucus states. i think what is untested is -- from a -- from a political standpoint is his position on foreign policy. his father never really broke through on the neoisolationist politics at the grassroots level beyond a narrow segment of the electorate. rand who i've spent time talking about these issues is much salvier than his father. >> his father blamed in effect u.s. foreign policy for 9/11. i haven't really dug in deep to the cross tabs but i'm guessing that probably doesn't help in western iowa. rand is salvier than that, right? >> sure. talking about the president being i
: and tornado relief has been pouring in from... across the country. girl: we might be hundreds of miles apart... but because we're connected, it's like we're all neighbors. >>> as we told you at the top of the show, president obama is now in israel. he's meeting with leaders there, including the prime minister benjamin netanyahu. lots of pomp and circumstance as the president arrived at the airport. the star-spangled banner played, there was a big red carpet laid out for him to walk on, it was incredible. but one thing went terribly wrong. let's head to jerusalem now and check in with sara sidner. this is kind of embarrassing. >> reporter: it's embarrassing. we've got to give this guy a break, right? what happens is the limo that was here in jerusalem, the president came in in a helicopter and landed in jerusalem and then was going to be taken to his hotel by limo. apparently this morning before the president got here, to be fair enough, the person driving the limo accidentally put gas into a car that needed diesel. you know what happens, right? the limo didn't start. so the limo had to be to
recently tripled. >> guantanamo is the country's most expensive prison per capita with an operating budget of nearly $177 million. that's more than $1 million for each of the 166 detainees. the obama administration says it's committed to closing gitmo, efforts which have been repeatedly blocked by congress. >> it's not just blocked by congress. >> that's ridiculous. >> they're worried these people are going to get tortured or killed. you can't just release them. we used to teach at the ken dough school when i was a professor there the difference between policy design and policy implementation. this is a perfect example. it seemed like a good idea at the time. the more people learned about it, they realize everything you try to do would make a bad situation worse. there is a positive side. >> what is that? >> this is a good example of policy continuity. >> hold on just a second. $10 million. you don't have white house tours, but $10 million being spent for a legal meeting complex where lawyers can meet with the alleged terrorists. >> what are you for, closing it or keeping it open? >> i thi
to kabul. histic is theth to afghanistan during -- his sixth to afghanistan during president obama's tenure. they're handing over a major detention center to afghan officials. they'll discuss the plan to transfer all afghan security over to afghan forces as troops prepare to leave the country by the end of 2014. the two are likely to talk about karzai's trip to qatr. karzai has been unhelpful with anti-american rhetoric to intentionally keep the nation unstable. chances are they'll discuss that as well. >>> the supreme court is taking up the issue of gay marriage this week. tomorrow it considers the legality of california's ban on same-sex marriage and wednesday it will hear arguments on a provision of the defense of marriage act. it denies federal benefits to same-sex couples. but first today another case worth billions to pharmaceutical companies and american consumer, is it legal for brand name companies to pay generic companies to keep the low cost alternative off the market. they call it collusion and an violation of an try trust concerns -- of an try trust. the testosterone cream -- [
the aisle, president obama and the senate, to commit to the same commonsense goal. the 2014 house republican budget sets a responsible precedent by ensuring our government lived within its means. just like millions of americans across this country, just like my constituents back in north carolina. i hear from them every day and they ask me why can't the federal budget be balanced. why can't washington get its spending under control. this proposal sets real, practical goals that will stop spending money we don't have, fix a broken tax code, protects and strengthens important priorities like medicare and national security, reforms welfare programs like medicaid, so it can deliver on the promises to deliver to those who are in most need. it also does repeal the president's health care plan. and it puts in place and allows aos put in place real sensible patient-centered reforl for health care. the house republican budget reduces the deficit by $4.6 trillion over the next 10 years. this budget offers a plan to expand opportunity and create jobs. while not sufficient by themselves, policy reforms
obama arrived in israel this morning and declared that the u.s. commitment to israel's security is unwavering and the alliance between the two countries is eternal. there are no expected break-throughs in the israeli/palestinian peace process. the president and israeli prime minister netanyahu will address iran's nuclear program and the escalating crisis in syria. >>> police have released dramatic helmet camera video of officers responding to a 911 call on monday about a roommate with a gun at the university of central florida. they say a fire alarm pulled in the dormitory was the first step in a planned rampage by a former student who wrote that he would "give 'em hell." police say the suspect who had amassed a small arsenal fatally shot himself as the officers moved in. >>> the head of nasa warned congress tuesday that the u.s. would be helpless against a meteor like the one that injured more than 1,000 people in russia last month. >> if you detected even a small one, like the one that detonated in russia, headed for new york city in three weeks, what would we do? >> the answe
to the challenges that we face as a country, it is out of touch with what the american people want, and it is a slap in the face to the hardworking taxpayers who will have to pay for it. if president obama truly believes wend to take a balanced approach to our budget, he should publicly oppose this wildly unbalanced budget that harms america. we need a serious budget, mr. president, one that grows the economy, not government bureaucracy. thank you, mr. president. i yield the floor. mr. alexander: mr. president, i'd like to speak for a few minutes about 11 million low-income children in america, children that all of us would like to help, children that i would like to see have a chance to get a little help getting to the starting line so they can realize the american dream. i'm talking about the children who we help with the federal education program called title 1. it is the largest of our federal education programs. it spends $14.5 billion a year. the express purpose of it is to help the children in those schools across our country. the problem is -- and i'll dedale thdetail the problem in a minute
to create distance. he was kind of appealing to the arab countries and that's over. he's not saying-- he's kind of changed his position and the question, does he really mean it or is it just talk? >> we asked at the beginning what did president obama accomplish his goal? here is what the president said about what he intended to do in israel. listen. >> put yourself in their shoes. look at the world through their eyes. it's not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow he up he-- up in a state of their own. >> clayton: and the president said he wanted the opportunity to speak directly to the israeli people at a time when they're obviously dealing with some major, major problems as it relates to the palestinian people and syria, iran and others, did he accomplish his goal? >> i think he accomplished a the lot of it. he made himself seem friendlier to israel and kind of put the palestinian issue to the side. and because iran and syria are so much more important. he told the palestinians just go to the negotiating table. no more pre-conditions and thinking about settlements, just talk. so, i
when president george w. bush launched a war of choice in iraq. dragging our country into a costly, bitter conflict based on falsehoods and hyperbole. it took president obama fulfilling his campaign promise to end the iraq war and we are grateful that he brought the war to an end. but we must not forget how we got into the war in the first place. so that these mistakes are not repeated. we were told there were weapons of mass destruction. we were warned about mushroom clouds. now i offered an amendment at the time that would have taken us down a different path. it would have required the united states to work through the united nations inspectors and maximizing diplomacy to determine whether or not iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction. unfortunately my amendment failed by a vote of 72-355. what happened from there we all know the tragic consequences. president bush dragged this country into an unnecessary war. no weapons of mass destruction were ever found. the cost of the iraq war soared far beyond what was projected. we lost 4,400 american troops in iraq and over 32,00
of an amendment of mine, amendment number 6. my amendment would hold the obama administration accountable for its recent decision to release more than 2,000 undocumented immigrants from detention centers across the country in the past month. the u.s. immigration and custom enforcement claimed they were releasing these people because it needed to reduce its average daily detention population of about 34,000 people. this is a congressionally mandated requirement. they claim they had to reduce the detention population for budgetary reasons. week after week agents were tasked to release so many individuals. at first the department of homeland security claimed that it only released a few hundred people. however, last week the director of immigration and customs enforcement admitted that the administration had misled the american people by confessing that over 2,200 aliens were actually released. they continue to stand by the excuse that budget cuts were the reason for releasing these individuals. simply blaming budget reduction as a means to turn a blind eye towards national security of the american p
debt is increased by $6 trillion under president obama. yet, they see that the democratic budget proposes to pile on $7 trillion more. my constituents know that excessive taxes are choking job creation in this country, yet they see the democratic budget calls for $1.5 trillion of new job-killing taxes. they know the stimulus package was an abject failure. my constituents understand, madam president, that the more we borrow, the more we must pay back in interest. yet, they see that under the democratic budget, we will pay more in interest on the debt -- $791 billion -- than we will spend on national defense. and they know that fiscal reform without entitlement reform is meaningless. yet, they hear no mention of entitlements in the democratic budget. madam president, it's been 1,423 days since the senate passed a budget. my constituents waited that long for this. there's little wonder that trepidation over our nation's future is so prevalent. no dominant power in the world -- in world history has remained strong with a weak economy. not the persians, not the greeks, not the romans,
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